Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Host Adrien Lopez will interview Dr. Jeep Rice, Program Manager of Habitat Assessment & Marine Chemistry for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (NOAA). With the upcoming 23rd Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, we’ll discuss his role and extensive field work conducted after that tragic event (7:00 – 7:30 PM). In the second half of the show, we’ll talk with Michael Goldstein, Executive Director of the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (7:30 – 8:00 PM).
- The PFD veto of $666 million covered a little more than a fifth of the budget gap.
- The CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority stepped down on Monday. Jeff Jessee served as CEO for 21 years. According to a press release from the organization, he is transitioning to a new role ahead of his planned retirement in three years.
- The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state’s anti-discrimination agency. In 2011, a legislative audit found that the agency wasn’t doing its job. Five years later, the agency is still trying to move forward.